Monday, December 20, 2004

silence is golden

The Aleve company should pay me for taking their product. I go through enough of it. The kids are going stir crazy from being cooped up in the house. It's only 25 degrees outside so they can't go out and play. Makes them cranky. Which makes me cranky.

Nick spent some time on the computer playing a game. Got mad when I told him computer time was up. 8- Can't win for losing some days. Although I have to admit that I may have to find the game he was playing. It looked really cool...lol. :$

Put together chili. Still have to make cornbread. I don't know why we have cornbread when we have chili. Chris likes it so I make it even though I'm not sure why. Other than he likes it... ok, I've confused myself now.

To email or not to email... my older sister? I'm thinking maybe. I always have this trouble around the holidays. I want to make contact but resist because my efforts before have been rejected or ridiculed. Bah... so not in a christmas spirit right now.

Tried to finish my emails this morning but I got interrupted by an instant message conversation from, of all places, Egypt. Which was cool at first but now I'm annoyed because the second time I got online, the other person was still there. And decided to strike up another conversation. I love to talk to people online, I really do. I don't get to do it that often because I'm not usually online a whole lot, but I also like to know who exactly I am talking to... male, female.. ya know? And I have no idea in this case. I think girl but I'm not real sure. :-/

The sun is shining so beautifully. It's false advertising...lol. It looks like it should be really warm outside but it's not. Very very cold. I went outside in shorts and instantly regretted it. I think if I had stayed out there long enough I would have turned blue... :-o

I wish I could get motivated to actually do something constructive. I have no energy. None whatsoever. Wasn't it enough that I got out of bed today? I didn't think so either...lol.

I'm worried about Tracy's girlfriend. Chris was telling me how she's been acting and I wonder if she doesn't have PPD. Their baby is a couple of months old and she's doing a lot of the same shit I did when I had it. I told Chris to tell Tracy to make sure she sees the doctor and talks to him. *sigh*

I think I am going to do one room at a time. At least each room will get done and I will have accomplished something no matter how small it may be.

I tried the whole Flylady thing but her constant emails started pissing me off. It would have been ok if it was just the reminders but the overwhelming-ness of the 'testimonials' irritated the crap out of me. I don't want to read about everyone else has made this massive turnaround from their former perfectionist or slobby selves... and now have the time to bake cookies and do this and that... I can manage most of the stuff but those testimonials just drove me over the top.

And speaking of Flylady, my mom could have made this program and made bazillions on it if she had wanted to. Back in the 70's she was doing the whole 15 minutes a time routine and putting her lace up shoes on in the morning. I'm willing to bet that a lot of women were even before the 70's. But this lady is the one who put it all in writing and started sending out the reminders. And those damn testimonials. FYI: The testimonials really grate my nerves. I'm done now. :P

Until next time~

Marie

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